“Informed and protected.” TRAINING COURSE FOR MSM
On March 29-30, 2022, training was held for MSM by New Generation Humanitarian NGO.
The goal of the training was to raise the awareness of MSM about the importance of HIV prevention and testing, HIV prevention methods, ways of transmission, as well as to enhance their legal awareness by providing knowledge in the field of the right to health, the right to be free from stigma and discrimination.
The experts of the training were Sergey Gabrielyan, the president of New Generation Humanitarian NGO and legal expert Lusine Gasparyan, lawyer of the same organization.
On the first day of the training, the participants were introduced to each other, then trainer Sergey Gabrielyan presented the topic “The importance of HIV prevention and testing”, giving detailed information about HIV and AIDS, , transmission ways, and prevention methods.
On the second day of the training, lawyer Lusine Gasparyan introduced the topic of the Right to Health”, presenting the mechanisms of domestic and international protection, the rights of RA citizens to health, the RA Law “on medical aid and services”, the RA Law “on Prevention of the disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus”, the rights and obligations of people living with HIV. Next the expert presented the topic of Stigma and Discrimination”, presenting the definition of stigma and discrimination, manifestations and types of discrimination, domestic and international legislation prohibiting discrimination.
The training went on in an atmosphere of active discussions, questions and answers, including theoretical lectures and practical workshops, team exercises.
The training course was organized by within the framework of the Support to the Armenian State Strategic Program for HIV/AIDS Prevention” project, with the financial support of Gilead Sciences Inc.